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The Teutoburg Forest region is home to magnificent abbeys, monasteries and convents, churches and minsters dating back to the Middle Ages, which are testament to the power of the Church during that period in history. Together with the Romans, the Early Fathers of the Church, and the nuns and monks, had a great impact on life in the region.
St. Peter and St. Paul's Church
The new-Gothic Catholic parish church of St. Peter and St. Paul was built in 1897. The Romanesque font which dates back to around 1260, two baroque figures from the year 1676 and the gravestone of Canon Heinrich of Driburg, who died in 1463, are what remain of the original church. In 1901 the organ was installed in the new parish church and in 1909 the first frescos were painted in St. Peter and St. Paul's Church.
Eggedom ("Egge Cathedral")
This collegiate church in Neuenheerse was constructed as a three-naved and columned basilica between 1100 and 1130, and was later converted into a Gothic hall church. It contains one of the oldest and most valuable reliquary treasures, as well as the oldest bishop's wax seal in Germany. The confessio crypt dates back to the year 1107 and the historical organ to the year 1713.
Dreizehnlinden (thirteen linden trees) fountain
The fountain in front of the town hall, fed by nine jets, shows images from Friedrich Wilhelm Weber's epic poem Dreizehnlinden (thirteen linden trees), an artistic representation of the Christian conquest of paganism. Where the columns of water meet, there are water lilies and irises, the Saxon tribal symbols of the Angrians and the Franks.
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